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Keeler Press Releases

Winner of Plymouth University Clinical Optometry Prize Announced

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:47:47 +0000

The winner of this year’s First Year Clinical Optometry Prize at Plymouth University is Geoffrey Filmore. Geoffrey achieved the highest overall mark in the First Year Clinical Optometry Skills module and was delighted to receive an ophthalmoscope and retinoscope set donated by Keeler. “The Clinical Optometry Skills module is where our first year students start […]


Putting Employees First for 100 Years

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:20:25 +0000

Keeler’s employees have always been integral to the company’s success. Of Keeler’s first eight key personnel – all vital in building the business in the early years from 1917 to around 1935 – six left school at the age 14, including the founder. “They were all fighters, all hands-on, very practical people. They all came […]


Keeler – A British Global Success Story

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 13:46:53 +0000

From its foundation in 1917 as a dispensing practice in London, Keeler has gone on to become a global leader in ophthalmic instruments, with many award-winning products to its name. The decision to target global markets – especially the USA – began after the Second World War. The British economy was struggling and Keeler knew […]


Producing Innovative Products for Almost 100 Years

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:03:37 +0000

Since Keeler’s inception in 1917 the company has gone on to become a world-leader in the manufacture of innovative, award-winning ophthalmic instruments. It started when Charles Henry Keeler, the founder’s son, patented his first instrument – a combined retinoscope and ophthalmoscope – in 1926. Major product launches in the following years included the Fison indirect […]


Keeler: A Family Tradition

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 12:48:22 +0000

Keeler’s history dates back to 1917, when Charles Davis Keeler, who had arrived from America in 1906, opened a dispensing practice at 47 Wigmore Street in London’s West End. This was followed by branches in the West Country and the Midlands, laying the foundations for Keeler’s future growth and establishing the high standards in product […]